After letting a win slip away against No. 8 Colgate last week, the women’s hockey Buckeyes came into their matchup with Minnesota State looking for a more complete effort. Boy, did they get one. The Bucks cranked out a mighty beatdown of the Mavericks and cruised to a 4-0 win.
|Scoring by Period||1||2||3||Final|
|No. 5 Ohio State||0||2||2||4|
Ohio State never gave their opponents a chance to breathe. They dominated practically every facet of the game. The Bucks outshot the Mavs 46-22 in the game, including a whopping 38-10 margin through the first two periods. OSU also won 32 of the contest’s 44 faceoffs and snuffed out every one of MSU's three power play chances.
|Buckeye Goal Scorers (Assists)||Pd||Time|
|Charly Dahlquist (Lisa Bruno, Olivia Soares)||2||9:50|
|Emma Maltais (Olivia Soares, Sam Bouley)||2||15:35|
|Lisa Bruno (Lauren Boyle, Emma Maltais)||3||6:47|
|Sam Bouley (unassisted)||3||11:53|
Minnesota State’s freshman netminder, Abigail Levy, managed to keep the Scarlet and Gray at bay for nearly 30 minutes. But the Buckeyes refused to be denied. The usual suspects broke through in the second period.
First, Charly Dahlquist busted up the shutout. Lisa Bruno picked up her second helper of the season on the play and Olivia Soares netted her first. Soares teed up another Buckeye goal later in the period. Emma Maltais buried this one for a 2-0 OSU edge. Sam Bouley chipped in her first point of the season with the secondary assist.
Bruno kept the scoring train rolling with her first career goal in the third period. Bouley joined the party with her first goal of the year, making the score 4-0 Buckeyes. These were three more goals than netminder Andrea Braendli needed.
This game marked the second career start for the Bucks' freshman goaltender. She was barely called upon through the opening 40 minutes but when the team needed her, she took care of business. Then, when the action heated up in the third period, she stood tall and turned aside 12 shots to earn her first collegiate shutout.
With the win, Ohio State improves to 4-1-0 on the year. The Bucks and Mavs return to the ice to conclude their series tomorrow afternoon at 1pm ET. Fans not attending the game in person can stream coverage live with a BTN Plus subscription.
- Charly Dahlquist, Emma Maltais, and Maddy Field led all Buckeyes with six shots each.
- Dahlquist was a faceoff beast, winning 15 of her 19 draws. Gabby Rosenthal was a flawless 6-for-6.
- The only place Ohio State didn't enjoy wild success was on the power play. The Bucks went 0-for-2.
- Minnesota State blocked 20 shots overall to OSU's nine. Seven of those Buckeye blocks came in the third period.